Omnisend CEO and co-founder, Rytis Lauris
Rytis created a powerful omnichannel marketing automation platform for small and medium-sized e-commerce merchants. He and his marketing team are good at simplifying the complex processes of customer communication with the help of email marketing tools.
Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting
I’m Vanessa Kruze, the Founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting, CPA and big-four alum. I’ve helped startups raise more than $500 million in funding over the last 12 months and am an early adopter of cloud accounting solutions at scale.
GQR CEO, Steven Talbot
Don’t get into the trap of feeling like you should know everything or pretending that you do. If you take that route, you’ll stop thinking, learning and asking questions. Furthermore, it will affect your credibility and you’ll start pretending you know things that you don’t.
Lana Learn’s Founder & CEO, Tina Tran Neville
When I was a child, my parents and I had left Vietnam and came to the United States as refugees. It’s hard to get a job in America if you don’t speak English. In order to support our family, my parents started a series of small businesses, and that really was my first taste of entrepreneurship.
CashBasha’s co-founder, Fouad Jeryes
Launched in 2015, CashBasha, unlike most of the other services operating in this space that are limited to package forwarding only, provides users with a seamless way to shop on international shopping websites and have the products delivered to their doorstep with local payment methods, logistics, and customer service.
Insaka eCommerce Academy CEO, Warrick Kernes
After a few years in London I moved into my parents’ spare room and that’s where I started and ran the business for the first two years. As the first person to sell GoPro in SA I capitalized on this and the business grew rapidly and achieved the first R1m month in Year 3.
Kasha’s CEO, Joanna Bichsel
Kasha is an international E-commerce company in Kenya selling women’s health and self-care products. Founded in Kigali Rwanda in 2016, the fast-growing company aims to break the stigma associated in getting access to products/services in line with menstrual care, contraceptives and HIV self-tests.
Noel Carroll, CEO of Biofriendly
Biofriendly began in 1999 as the passion project of the Carroll Brothers, three Australian inventors and businessmen, who sealed their place as environmentalists when they invented the Vortoil Oil/Water Separator, which helped to protect countless marine species affected by contamination from offshore oil platforms.
Rachel Renock, CEO of Wethos
In the freelancing world, work can be very lonely or boring. Remote roles especially experience the little human interaction on a daily basis. Some freelancers experience burnout from the lack of socialization, and with the wide variety of odd jobs or small-scale projects that the gig economy has to offer, freelancers often have trouble attributing meaning to their work.
Patagonia CEO: Rose Marcario
The strike is the opening of a week of climate change action precipitated by the UN Climate Summit, popularized, at least in part, by teenaged activist Greta Thurnberg who has sailed to New York from Sweden to participate.